1957 Science Fiction Thriller ~~ Aliens from another world send a huge 300 foot high robotic accumulator to invade the Earth and absorb all energy it comes in contact with. Great special effects. A forgotten classic!
Scientists investigate what appears to be a meteorite that crashes into the ocean. After a few days and nights of mysterious lights and noises, a giant machine comes out of the ocean. The machine is the creation of an alien race, that is trying to syphon energy from earth. A true classic, in that it is so different from anything in the time period. To this day, nothing else has come out like it.
Director: Kurt Neumann Writers: Lawrence L. Goldman (screenplay), Irving Block (story) Stars: Jeff Morrow, Barbara Lawrence, John Emery
February 5, 2017 Subject:
If you like Kronos, see THIS!
Pop up a big batch of popcorn, snuggle up on the couch, turn the lights down low and enjoy a great double feature of "Kronos" with another forgotten 1957 gem, "The Monolith Monsters", also available on The Archive here:
Rarely tire of watching this one. Growing up, this movie seemed to show up every couple of months on a Detroit station Saturday afternoons. Acting's a bit above average, especially John Emery. There's a bit of cheese in the special effects as Kronos, the robotic device, travels from place to place to absorb the earth's energy. It can be forgiven as the movie gives us a different type of monster, something other than the rubber-suited aliens or creatures spawned from atomic mishaps. The music by Paul Sawtell heightens anxiety.